The Funders Network (TFN), in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), is pleased to announce the opening of the latest round of the Partners for Places grant program.

The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 27.The Partners for Places matching grant program improves communities by supporting equitable sustainability projects that build partnerships between local government leaders, frontline community groups and place-based funders in the U.S. and Canada.

National funders invest in local projects developed through these partnerships to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy and well-being for all residents.

Through these investments, Partners for Places fosters long-term relationships that make our communities more resilient, prosperous and equitable.

These matching awards provide partnership investments between $45,000 and $150,000 for one-year projects, or between $75,000 and $180,000 for two-year projects, with one or more local foundations required to provide at least a 50% matching grant.Interested in applying? Access the application and resource documents below. (These resources are also available on our Partners for Places home page.)

Round 20 Application and Resources

Round 20 general Grant funds will support:

1. Spreading of local Equitable Climate Action (ECA)  and/or Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) practices.
2. Advancing opportunities for local government, frontline communities, and place-based funders to build trust and develop projects together.

The application deadline for Round 20 is Feb  27 (by 11:59 p.m., any time zone).

Please visit the Partners for Places webpage for more information.

Additional Resources

→ Read this feature story about Partners for Places in Inside Philanthropy here.→  If you have questions about the Partners for Places program, please feel free to reach out to Ashley Quintana at→ Where is Partners for Places making an impact? Read previous grant announcements and explore the Partners for Places Grantee Map here.

→ Where can I learn about completed Partners for Places projects?Visit the Partners for Places Idea Bank to explore what grantees are doing, learning and sharing.

Partners for Places will help fund a new park for community gatherings in Cleveland. Photo credit: Western Reserve Land Conservancy